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Necklace with Pendant

A work made of gold, garnet, and emerald.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gold, garnet, and emerald.

Date:

2nd-3rd century

Artist:

Roman; probably Egypt

About this artwork

This choker-length necklace is comprised of a braided gold chain with a single emerald pendant. The flower shaped closure is adorned with a garnet, and would have been a lovely flourish when the wearer swept her hair up into one of the many intricate hairstyle popular at the time.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Necklace with Pendant

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

101 CE–300 CE

Medium

Gold, garnet, and emerald

Dimensions

L. 35.6 cm (14 in.) (with clasp); pendant: h. 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.266

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